Apple fined over misleading product guarantees

Apple has been fined 900,000 euros by an Italian consumer watchdog relating to its handling of customer guarantees.

The country's Antitrust Authority said Apple had failed to inform shoppers of their legal right to two years' technical support, recognising instead only a one-year standard warranty.

It said the firm's action had led people to pay extra for Apple's own support service, which overlapped in part with the free guarantee.